Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 142, Number 3, March II 2000
|Page(s)||425 - 432|
|Published online||15 March 2000|
Photometric distances to six bright resolved galaxies*
Astronomical Institute, St.-Petersburg State University, Petrodvoretz 198904, Russia
2 Special Astrophysical Observatory, N. Arkhyz, KChR 357147, Russia
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Accepted: 18 October 1999
We present photometry of the brightest stars in six nearby spiral and irregular galaxies with corrected radial velocities from 340 to 460 km s-1. Three of them are resolved into stars for the first time. Based on luminosity of the brightest blue stars we estimate the following distances to the galaxies: 5.0 Mpc for NGC 784, 9.2 Mpc for NGC 2683, 8.9 Mpc for NGC 2903, 4.1 Mpc for NGC 5204, 6.8 Mpc for NGC 5474, and 8.7 Mpc for NGC 5585.
Key words: galaxies: distances / galaxies: general
Data available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (126.96.36.199) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Abstract.html
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